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Rex King, Sr. Leads Every Lap to Win the 2nd Annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial BRP Modified Tour event at Michaels Mercer Raceway
|Posted by The Modified Tour Inc. on September 19, 2021 at 8:00 PM|
Marble, PA….9/18/2021….. Rex King, Sr. led wire-to-wire to capture the 2nd Annual Ralph Quarterson Memorial event at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday night and his first win on the Tour this season.
Twenty-two cars were in the pit area to honor the local racing legend Ralph Quarterson. When Ralph Quarterson was racing he competed in both the Modified and Sprint Car divisions and won many races over the Western Pennsylvania area. Ralph passed away a couple of years ago and his family along with Edward Michaels of Michaels Mercer Raceway has put this race on to honor him.
By the luck of the redraw, Colton Walters and Rex King, Sr. brought the field to the drop of the green flag. King, Sr. jumped into the lead on lap one and led the first eight laps before the caution flag was displayed for Steve Barr who came to a rest on the back stretch. On the restart, King, Sr. led Dave Murdick and Walters until lap fourteen when the caution was brought out for Murdick who suffered a flat tire on his rig.Back under green King, Sr. now had Brad Rapp on his back bumper after starting in the eighth starting position. Rapp had used the high side of the speedway to work his way into second and was closing in on King, Sr. by lap twenty-three when the caution flew once again for Steve Barr who came to a rest in turn four.When the race restarted, King, Sr. was able to stretch out his lead over Rapp and Ryan Susice who towed from Wilson, NY to compete with the BRP Modified Tour. The final caution of the race was on lap thirty-one when Rapp came to a stop in turn four with rear-end troubles.
The final start belonged to King, Sr. with Susice moving into second ahead of Rex King, Jr. and Chad Brachmann. King, Sr. went the final two laps unchallenged to pick up his first BRP Modified Tour feature win of the 2021 season. Finishing second was Susice ahead of King, Jr., Chad Brachmann and Kyle Fink. Heats were won by Brachmann, Walters, and Susice.
The upcoming race at Dog Hollow Speedway has been canceled due to the sponsor of the event backing out on the track. So the next event will be on October 9th at Latrobe Speedway with the season ending race taking place the following weekend with the running of the Steel City Stampede at Lernerville Speedway which will be a two-day event with heats running on Friday night with B-Mains and Features taking place on Saturday.
Feature Finish: Rex King, Sr., Ryan Susice, Rex King, Jr., Chad Brachmann, Kyle Fink, Rick Regalski, Tony Pangrazio, Dave Murdick, Ryan Riffe, Shawn Fleeger, Scott Kay, Rodney Beltz, Brad Rapp, JR McGinley, Colton Walters, Steve Barr, Mike Dougherty, Steve Slater, Mark Frankhouser, Shawn Kozar. DNS: Eric Gabany, John Venuto.